• Dr. Jacob Bull: Bull is a social and cultural geographer at the Centre for Gender Research at
    Uppsala University. He is one of the few scholars to have carried out research on the human-tick relationship.
  • Associate Professor Karin Dirke: Dirke is an associate professor in the History of Ideas at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University. She is one of the leading animal and hunting historians in Europe, who has published widely on human relations to different animal species.
  • Associate Professor Jukka Hytönen: Hytönen works as an associate professor in the Insitute of Biomedicine at the University of Turku. His research focuses on Lyme borreliosis. With his research team, Hytönen has been studying the appearance of Lyme disease in Finland, the development of laboratory diagnostics, the efficiency of different treatments, and the pathogenesis (the biological mechanism that leads to a diseased state).
  • Docent Lena Huldén: Huldén is an entomologist and historian. She was, until recently, the only historian in Finland who has done any study regarding ticks.
  • Professors Dolly Jørgensen: Jørgensen is a specialist in environmental history and animal history. She is also a co-director of the Greenhouse – Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Program at The University of Stavanger.
  • Dr. Tero Klemola: Klemola is a University Lecturer in the Department of Ecology and Evolution Biology at the University of Turku. He also works on the project studying the biology of the hard ticks (Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes persulcatus) and tick-borne pathogens in Finland.
  • Pia Prost: Prost is the Coordinator of the Biosphere Area of the Archipelago Sea and the editor of the journal Skärgård (Archipelago in English).
  • Dr. Jani Sormunen: Sormunen works at the Biodiversity Unit, University of Turku. He does research in Parasitology, Microbiology, and Ecology. Sormunen is one of the leading researchers of ticks in Finland.
  • Professor Ilari Sääksjärvi: Sääksjärvi is the director of the Biodiversity Unit at the University of Turku. He is also one of the leading experts in insect ecology in Finland.
  • Associate Professor Johan Östling: Östling is an expert on the history of knowledge from the University of Lund.